Arts Coverage and Review

August 19, 2017

One-Stop Studio Visits with Trudy Benson, Russell Tyler and Tribble & Mancenido

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Whenever I make it back to New York, it’s a continual  juggling act between family, friends, galleries, fairs, museums…and of course, squeezing in a few studio visits from my wish list artists.  This time I lucked out with a one-stop Brooklyn industrial warehouse located on the BQE fringe and where artistic magic is made.  One floor, three emerging artists — Trudy Benson, Russell Tyler, and duo Tribble & Mancenido.

Trudy Benson — It was a treat to see Trudy’s works at its various stages of progress.  Known for her layered painting and tubular techniques, her canvasses are commanding compositions of abstractions — fresh n’ bold and ohhh, so Trudy.  Can’t wait to see how the summer Retrospective show (on the Hudson) plays out alongside hubby Russell.

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Trudy Benson Studio – Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

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Trudy Benson Studio – Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

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Trudy Benson Studio – Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

 

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Russell Tyler Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

Russell Tyler — The lofty studio is divided by a huge wall to accommodate Russell Tyler’s practice, who’s currently debuting his first solo show at Denny Gallery in LES.  What I admire about Russell, is that over the past few years, he’s maintained a laser focus and finessed his monochromatic-esque abstractions of texture, color and form. And, I like how he’s tip-toeed into the more brushy chaotic abstractions that complement his structured compositions quite convincingly…perhaps a yin to the yang.

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Russell Tyler Studio – Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

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Russell Tyler Studio – Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

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Russell Tyler Studio – Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

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Russell Tyler Studio – Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

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Tribble & Mancenido – Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

Tribble & Mancenido – Finally, a few paces down from Russell’s studio are Frank and Tracey, whose documentary photography hinges on the sculptural and conceptual.  I was pretty stoked when I saw their latest “grid”  (part of their Sublet series) photos that push the visual experience 180 degrees — in other words must-see works in person.  In the next few weeks, the duo curates “Swingers,” a pop-up group show during Bushwick Open Studio week and then later this summer takes off to Graz, Vienna for a residency program.

 

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Tribble & Mancenido Studio – Activating the angles of these prints – Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

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Tribble & Mancenido – Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

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Tribble & Mancenido – Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

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Tribble & Mancenido – Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

 

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Russell & Trudy – Photo by Tony Mangle, Shrimp Peels & Hair

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Tony Mangle at Trudy Benson’s studio – Shrimp Peels & Hair

 

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